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Henderson's Regular Physics Quizzes

(2000-2001 School Year)

 

Suggestions for this week's quiz (Unit 8 Quiz#1):

This week's quiz on Unit 8 material is tentatively scheduled for Friday, January 26. The quiz will likely be a one- to two-page quiz, covering both sides of a sheet of paper. The value for the charge of an electron will be given. Other than a calculator, no other helps will be provided nor allowed. Students can expect the following concepts, skills, and problem-types to be assessed on this quiz:

  1. Use an understanding of atomic structure to describe how objects can become charged either positively or negatively and explain how the law of conservation of charge applies to situations in which objects become charged. (Practice MOP, sublevel 1.) (See packet, p. 5 and the Hewitt book, Chapter 32.1-2)
  2. Use the fundamental rule that like charges repel and opposite charges attract to conduct tests to verify that an object is positively or negatively charged; to apply this fundamental rule to explain electrical phenomenon. (Practice MOP, sublevel 2.) (See packet, pp. 6 and the Hewitt book, Chapter 32.1)
  3. Identify the Coulomb as a unit of charge and relate the quantity of charge on an object to the number of excess or deficient electrons. (See packet, p. 5 and the Hewitt book, Chapter 32.3)
  4. Distinguish between conductors and insulators. (See the Hewitt book, Chapter 32.4)
  5. Identify and describe the method of charging objects by friction; use an understanding of conductors and insulators to explain in terms of electrons what happens when objects are charged by friction. (Practice MOP, sublevel 3.) (See packet, pp. 1-3, 5 and p. 15 and the Hewitt book, Chapter 32.5)
  6. Identify and describe the method of charging objects by contact; use an understanding of conductors and insulators to explain in terms of electrons what happens when objects are charged by contact. (Practice MOP, sublevel 4.) (See packet, p. 15 and the Hewitt book, Chapter 32.5)
  7. Identify and describe the method of charging objects by induction; use an understanding of conductors and insulators to explain in terms of electrons what happens when objects are charged by induction. See the Multimedia Physics Studios. (Practice MOP, sublevels 5 and 6.) (See packet, pp. 9-10 and pp. 16-17, and the Hewitt book, Chapter 32.6)
  8. Identify and describe the grounding process; use an understanding of conductors and insulators to explain in terms of electrons what happens when an object is grounded. See the Multimedia Physics Studios. (Practice MOP, sublevel 4.) (See the Hewitt book, Chapter 32.5)

 

Sample Quizzes (Unit 8 Quiz):

There are four sample quizzes currently available. The Unit 8 Quiz#1 samples will most closely resemble this week's quiz. The Unit 8 Quiz#2 samples contains some material which we no longer cover in class - electric fields, electric potential and electrical energy. Other than the presence of questions pertaining to these topics, the Quiz#2 samples would make for worthy review. You can view the four sample quizzes by using the following links:

Quiz#1 (1991)

Quiz#1 (1995)

Quiz#2 (1993)

Quiz#2 (1996)

In addition to the above quizzes, perhaps your best review for the Unit 8 Quest is to review some of the animations and accompanying material at the Multimedia Physics Studios. There is a Unit 8-9 review available at The Review Session (and if its answers you seek, then you will find them there). And finally, the Electrostatics module of Minds On Physics will be the source of several questions.

  

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